Allayne Webster


Children’s and Young Adult novelist, Allayne Webster, grew up in the coastal fishing town of Kingston South East, South Australia. She's the recipient of three South Australian Arts Grants and a Member of the Adelaide Festival of Children's Books. She helped to establish the Women's Professional Development Network Book Club at the University of Adelaide, and she served as a board member of the Salisbury Writers' Festival for ten years.

Allayne’s middle grade title, Paper Planes (Scholastic) was a 2016 CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Children’s Awards for Literature. Her other titles have appeared on similar lists, including the Golden Inkys and Premier’s Reading Challenge. Her work has received critical praise from reviewers across Australia.

Published Titles

The Centre of My Everything, 2018, Penguin Australia

Sam's Surfboard Showdown, 2018, Omnibus Scholastic - co-authored and illustrated by Amanda S Clarke

Our Little Secret, 2007, Omnibus Books

Longlisted for a Golden Inky

Barnesy, 2008, Omnibus Books

Stresshead, 2011, Omnibus Books

First novel in history to be recorded in Australian Hansard/

Paper Planes, 2014, Omnibus Books

Shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards in Literature 

Awarded a Children’s Book Council Notable book 

A Cardboard Palace, 2017, MidnightSun Publishing

CBCA Notable 2018